What's everyone's thoughts on Invicta?

I have been looking at some Invicta watches and felt that some of them looked like real bargains and just wanted to know what your opinion was?

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Got a pro diver and love it to death. £72 for a mechanical watch with a Seiko movement and not from China (which may or may not be a selling feature to you) . Its an absolute strap monster. Just know that the lume is practically nonexistent and the watch is a bit of a chunky monkey. 

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Millions of QVC shoppers can't be wrong. They may have a very psychedelic taste when it comes to watch design, but they are not wrong.

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The pro diver and similar designs below 43-44mm from Invicta are very decent options indeed. Both the quarzt and the auto versions. The model Popitonanato mentioned is indeed vfm. only the lume is a real negative for that kind of money plus from time to time you can even find it for less than 60€ on amazon sales. I would go for the black dial which is indeed a strap hyper monster!! 

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Scarfing popcorn emoji please?

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Same. I have a pro diver as well in gold with a black dial. Looks good. Wears well. Has lasted, so there's that. I also have a different diver on a leather strap. It also looks and wears well. It's all subjective though. With Invicta, you have to find what fits your wrist and your style, as they make a ton of watches for different tastes.

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As a brand they ain't great. A lot of shitty marketing, a lot of shitty watches.

But amongst all that there are quite a few decent watches, i.e. decent quality, fairly priced. So, when people do the "if you could only have watches from brands X and Y for life" challenges then Invicta becomes a perfectly viable option.

Avoid the hockey pucks though. And, if you can: avoid the ones with a massive "Invicta" engraving on the side of the case.

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My buddy wears the black pro diver every day and loves it. To fill this look category I went with a Casio Duro and I love it. Im a Casio fan though. 

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When I first started collecting I purchased a number of Invicta watches, including a Pro Diver. After three of them broke within six months and the issues weren't covered by the warranty, I stopped purchasing them altogether. I won't fault someone else for enjoying Invicta, but they have lost my business with their crappy quality control, service, and warranties.

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I think a good summary was offered in the zombie brands thread a few weeks back. I am indifferent to them, but if you enjoy them I respect your decision.

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Stick to the automatics and check the movement is the best advice I can give. The quartz pieces are less than good and they use the Seiko movement NH35 in most of their autos. 
 

I’ve had several Invictas and i have found them to be solid watches as long as you ignore retail.

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Invicta makes bad stuff and decent stuff, like many other brands. I don't like homages but if you are fine with them, not every Invicta is like this one:

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Some of them are like this one:

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And their vintage pieces are the ones that I love:

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They cater to a few different crowds. Their vintage pieces are respectable, their homages appeal to the AliExpress crowd (nothing wrong with that, just not my thing), and their big loud watches appeal to more people than some might want to admit. 

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I like to watch their qvc specials for a few minutes, occasionally.  My wife gave an amusingly loud "what the F is that!?" the other night when she looked up from her phone.  I think the watch in question was 58mm with an nh35 main display flanked by 4 small quartz modules on the lugs, in gold pvd.  Wild.

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That said.  Buy what you like, and don't let dummies on the internet tell you you're wrong.

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jason_recliner

By similar to U2, do you mean it was one of the greats before about 1991?

No i mean its a sellout